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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way

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Buying the Best Gift in the Best Way
A 3 step guide to getting the best gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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How to Celebrate National and World Gin Days

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How to Celebrate National and World Gin Days

It appears that June 11th is the time to drink your Gin. National Gin Day falls on June 11th this year, as does World Gin Day. Gin conjures up all sorts of reactions from people and has a long and very English-tinged history. Being that we were a British colony, that history was imported with the gin. Despite the strong association with Britain and colonization, gin is mostly acknowledged as having first been distilled in Holland in the early 17th century. Thus the term “Dutch Courage.” Most people order their gin in one of two ways: as a Gin and...

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Three Years Out

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Three Years Out

Reflecting on Japan’s Triple Disaster Three years ago I read David Mitchell’s amazing novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De  Zoet. Set in 1799, the story is about  a young Dutch trader sequestered in Nagasaki harbor who becomes increasingly fascinated with Japan, its people, and its culture. At the time we were busy working with author Matt Wagner on Overcup’s first book, The Tall Trees of Tokyo, and I could relate to the way that the country cast a spell on the young man in the novel. Even though I was on the other side of the world, I felt myself...

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